As temperatures drop further and more weeds die, big bass make dawn and dusk forays into the shallows (later in the fall they may visit on sunny afternoons), but overall the fish prefer greener vegetation in slightly deeper water. They like large-leaf pond weed (cabbage), milfoil and water hyacinth, particularly where an inside bend in a weed bed lies near both a flat and a drop into deeper water. Generally, in late autumn you will find fish in depths of 12 to nearly 20 feet. The same lures work, but if the weather sours the fish will move yet deeper, off the weed-bed edges. Then a Carolina rig, drop-weighted worm, tube or grub is the ticket to draw more strikes.